My husband and I and our two daughters (15 and 12) have five days staying in the Hotel Michelangelo in Sorrento. The girls want to visit Pompeii and other sights. I have heard that unless you have a guided tour round Pompeii ie booked through your tour operator, some places remain locked and unseen, but the tours run by our tour operator are very expensive. Is what we have heard true? Is there a cheaper way of seeing everything in Pompeii?
I see that some people have used a private driver. How much does that cost? Also, will we be able to give Pompeii a thorough going-over in half a day, or do we need longer?
Could anyone please suggest other things we might do? Is Sorrento worth reserving a day for shopping there? (remember we have two teenagers!!) Is there anything else that they/we might like to do. We all like historical stuff, but the girls might like some other type of thing too. The holiday is at the end of March so we won't be sunbathing!
Thanks very much in anticipation.